The Presence of Classical Music in Evangelical Church Choirs

December 6, 2012 / By: Rebecca Peterson

The purpose of this paper is two-fold: to investigate the history of non-denominational, evangelical church music in America and its influence on church choirs of the same; and to begin a collection of classical music appropriate for evangelical church choirs. This paper outlines trends in evangelical music, gives a brief review of current literature related to evangelical church choir, and analyzes seven musical selections.